The Colorado River is much like Lake Tahoe or Folsom Lake, each of these are popular destinations for water enthusiasts. The Colorado River is popular with Arizona and Southern California residents. Each of these waterways witnessed a jump in activity over the recent 4th of July holiday weekend. That increase in activity on the Colorado River led to the death of 33-year-old Timothy Randall David Lee from Ontario, California. Timothy died from injuries after a jet ski collision on Sunday, July 4th.
The Bullhead City Police released a statement identifying the operator of the jet ski as a 16-year-old boy from Avondale, Arizona. The boy crashed into a boat’s swim deck where Timothy was sitting. The impact led to Timothy’s fatal injuries and knocked his baby and mother-in-law into the water. Both the child and woman were unharmed.
The boy operating the personal watercraft reportedly left the scene of the accident. Lifeguards and boating officers were eventually locate and cite the boy for:
• Failure to use due caution to avoid a collision
• Rental contract violation
The police report was forwarded to the Mohave County Attorney’s Office for review of additional charges. Under Arizona law the boy’s parents or guardians can be held legally responsible if he is found guilty of causing property damage or bodily injury, through malicious or willful misconduct for all purposes of civil damages. This is true whether or not his parents or guardians could have anticipated his alleged act of misconduct. California has similar laws and our office has been called in to assist with cases of this exact nature.
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